Brazilian-born midfielder Casemiro was the hero for Real Madrid as they overcame LaLiga opponents Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu on January 18, 2019. Los Blancos looked like they were heading towards a draw after Luuk de Jong cancelled out Casemiro's opener in the 63rd minute.
Casemiro was assisted by a sublime backheel pass from Luka Jovic to score the opening goal of the game. Five minutes after Sevilla equalised, Casemiro was at it again and he found the back of the net from a Lucas Vazquez pass.
Real Madrid midfielders this season:— Rafał (@madridreigns) January 18, 2020
Luka Modric = ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️
Toni Kroos = ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️
Casemiro = ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️
Federico Valverde = ⚽️ ⚽️
Isco = ⚽️
James Rodriguez = ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/eZpcmTwy8a
A piece of artwork by Luka Jovic— Real Madrid Analysis (@rmdanalysis) January 19, 2020
- completely surprised the many defenders with this pass
- a very accurate pass despite it being a backheel
Luka Jovic and his first assist for Real Madrid!
Post the important win against Sevilla in the LaLiga, Casemiro is now one of the top-scoring midfielders in Madrid at the moment. The veteran player took out some time in his post-match interview to hail the performance of struggling forward - Luka Jovic.
In an interview with Managing Madrid, Casemiro remarked, “Jović’s pass deserves the accolades, it was a Hollywood pass, that’s why I ran over to celebrate with him. And for the second, Lucas Vázquez put in a fantastic cross and made it easy for me. I was able to net against Sevilla last year too, but it’s all about the teamwork.”
Jose Mourinho has phoned Real Madrid president Florentino Perez about signing Luka Jovic this month.— TranSPURS (@TranSPURS) January 19, 2020
The 22-year-old has only started four league games for the Spanish giants following a £51m move in the summer.
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